Biosecurity Tips for Backyard Chickens

When I started back up with raising my current flock (I took a couple years off), I was pretty set on only having 6 chickens Now, fast forward almost 3 years and my flock is up to 40! Hahaha! If you know what chicken math is, that’s why!

I am part of a number of backyard chicken groups on social media and it seems there are always people selling or giving away chickens or looking to

To Vaccinate or Not

Due to human SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), vaccination is constantly in the news and on the minds of people worldwide Fortunately, scientists have developed effective vaccines that either prevent or reduce the severity of this sometimes-fatal disease

Chickens are also fortunate Although they don’t get COVID-19, they can contract Marek’s Disease, Coccidiosis and many other ailments that can kill them Science has developed vaccines and medications to help keep diseases from devastating a flock

Much of what we’ve learned about preventing human COVID-19 applies to many diseases that weaken or kill chickens In order to sicken or kill either a person or chicken